The farm on which George and Lennie planned to live a place that was away from others and that no one could reach them, has a magnetic quality, as Crooks points out. After hearing a description, Candy is completely drawn in. Crooks has seen many men fall under the same spell, and still continues to ask Lennie if he can have patch of garden on his farm. The characters in Of Mice and Men, desire to come together in such a way that would be like brothers. They want to live with each other’s interests and thoughts in mind, so that they can protect each other, and to know that there is someone who is protecting them and will always protect them.
He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother. He is not helping Doodle out of compassion but because it is more convenient in the long run. However he can not abandoned Doodle quick enough when Doodle fails his expectations. Ambition can be valuable but ambition is most valuable in the face of adversity. If the narrator had handled his disappointment in Doodle with poise his brother would not be dead.
The theme being powerless is being showed by saying that Lennie and George are displayed as the underdogs in this novel. Steinbeck shows compassion towards them throughout each chapter. Powerless takes many forms; intellectual, societal, and financial; and Steinbeck touches on them all. The only power that Lennie possesses is physical. Lennie 's mental handicap and his child-like ways affect his action towards others.
For the most part, we have all had a friend that we are so close with that we now consider family? Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about two farmers traveling south of Soledad, California during the Great Depression in hopes of one day having a farm of their own. Steinbeck introduces two protagonist in the first chapter. George, who is a small and thin man cares for Lennie, a huge man with sloping shoulders. Lennie is faced with a sort of mental disability that disables him from being able to decipher right from wrong and typically, he would do the wrong thing.
He gave up his dream job as an engineer and plans to watch over the farm. When Zeena stated she did not want to move out of the town, his future was sealed and he soon fell into a depression. In Ethan Frome, Ethan’s secrecy, craving for attention, and irrational actions all make for the story of a man who was isolated on a farm and who changed over time. Through these examples, the reader is shown the theme of love in the novel. As love is seen in many ways throughout the world, readers see that edith Wharton’s depressing story is still relevant because of how much it connects to readers and how realistic it is.
The workers get to know each other and realize eachothers challenges. On the ranch Lennie and Crooks are shown as discriminated characters in the novel, “Of Mice and Men”. In Steinbeck’s novel, Lennie is a stupid man and is taken advantaged because of this. Curlys wife is moving Lennie’s hand to stroke her hair after she is told that he is not supposed to be talking to her. Steinbeck page 86 and Steinbeck 90 prove this, “Well, I ain’t supposed to talk to you or nothing.” “Feel right aroun’ there and see how soft it is.
Finally, Friendship is one of the biggest parts in the novel Of Mice and Men. The relationship that is made between George and Lennie can only be described by one quote, “The Friendship Lends hope to the dream, but the reality of their Brutal Life destroys the dream and the Friendship” (“Of Mice” 248). This described the life of Lennie and George perfectly because there friendship caused them to stay together as a team and stick up for each other no matter the circumstance. Lennie would always talk “about the ranch he, George and Candy are planning to buy” (Steffens 39). Unfortunately, they were still in a horrible situation by moving town to town and not having a set home and since they were living this life there dreams in the end was destroyed.
Lennie is not the brightest out there, but George puts up with him and takes him in. George may be rude at times, but deep down he really did care about Lennie. I would say that George was a good friend to Lennie. George would always care for Lennie when they were together. He might have not shown it as often as he should have, but people have their own way of expressing their feelings towards other people.
Lennie and George are talking with each other over their plan to raise a stake, George says many people fail but not them because they're different. “ Cause I got you and you got me”(16). This idea of shared connection between both of the helps to enhance how trust is an essential part of their relationship. Lennie shows that he is trustworthy to George because he wants to succeed with George. George knows that Lennie may get in trouble, so he trusts that telling him to return in the woods, will keep him alive or safe from danger.
There are three characters that illustrate the theme in the novel Of Mice and Men, these people are Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s Wife. These characters all show the same trait of loneliness, but in different perspectives. The first example of a character who is lonely is an old handyman, who is left with only one hand from the outcome of a 7wwwwwprevious accident, is left alone with his dog. In the beginning his dog was a impressive sheep herder, but over time he ages, causing him to have a bad odor. Carlson insisted to Candy that the dog needed to be put out of his misery, so Carlson shot the dog.
George lies, saying that they are cousins and Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse during his childhood. Lennie and George are hired. They met Curley, the boss’s mean son, and Candy, an old man with a missing hand. Curley is just married and is full of jealousy. George warns Lennie to stay away from Curley’s wife to not cause trouble with Curley.
From the day that Lennie’s Aunt Clara died and from the day George took Lennie in as a friend George was always there for him. If Lennie did not have George, Lennie would have no one to protect him and save him from all of the bad things that he has done. Despite all of the dangers and problems Lennie got George and himself into, George benefited and also learned from Lennie’s mistakes. George needs his ignorant sidekick as much as Lennie needs George. Lennie gives George a loyal companion and somebody to lean on.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George becomes more understanding and friendly towards Lennie through the beginning, middle and ending of the novella. In the beginning of the novella, George is very much hostile towards Lennie and looks upon him as if he has been burdened with taking care of him. George shows his thoughts towards Lennie, when he says, “ ‘Poor bastard,’ he said softly, and then went on whistling again”(8). After George threw Lennie 's dead mouse into the forest, he tells him he can 't have a dead mouse in his pocket, just so he can stroke it. Then George tells Lennie to go get some firewood, after he departs he hears Lennie looking for the mouse instead of firewood.
Christopher does, he experiences a lot which changes he attitude towards people. Lennie is mentally retarded, which can be seen in his actions; he loves to pet soft things and is very faithful to George, ‘I do leave it all for you’. Christopher is also very faithful towards his father until he discovers that his father lied to him about his mother dying. They are both very curious as you can read in the table above. You could say that Christopher is more curious than Lennie, because Christopher wanted to investigate who killed Wellington even though his father told him not to.
The theme of Male Friendship between two people which are George and Lennie. The farm on which George and Lennie plan to live and own a place that no one ever reaches because there always is a bump in the road. After hearing details Candy is completely drawn in by the magic of the dream. Crooks witnessed countless people fall under the same spell, and still he cannot help but ask Lennie if he can be apart of that magical dream. The men in Of Mice and Men come together in a way that would allow them to be like brothers to one another.